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Parco Memoria Storica San Pietro Infine

The first. The second. The third. The defeaning noise of bombs reached the citizens of San Pietro in October 1943. Hidden in the caves, in the cold with hunger pangs, and scared of death, they heard and saw thousands of years of history be destroyed. The history of their town. This history began in Roman times and continued for centuries, seeing scroll armies and merchants, sovereigns, popes and peasants on the Via Latina between Rome and Capua. When it was all over, little or nothing stood up. But memory did and does still today.

It walks with the legs of the young people of that time, people from San Pietro, America, Canada, Poland, whose inhabitants escaped the war and came and come back there with children, nephews on a journey into the abyss of suffering and humanity. And especially to travel in memory, mightly evoked by the charming setting of the museum space, by its exhibits, its movies and sounds. Moreover, the dark where the itinerary takes place is even more charming, since it seems to be generated by rocks and poor walls belonging to the former mill.

The town, though, is also art and archaeology, antiquity and Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque, art and architecture, faith and trade, culture and popular traditions, agricultural work and proto-industry. It is, above all, a novel thanks to the guides’ voices that welcome and come with the visitors.

When you go up with difficulty, you could reach the remains of the castle. While, when you go down till the fountain of Santa Maria dell’Acqua, it is possible to see her shrine to regain two Roman memorial stones and to bounce back in history. Eventually the beauty of this landscape wins over the pain of remembering and it reconnects with life and history.
The museum itinerary has been created and realized by Officine Rambaldi of designer Carlo Rambaldi, who won an Academy Award.

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text by Pietro Di Lorenzo / translated by Denise Kendall-Jones (2020)

Accessibility

Partial wheelchairs accessibility

Opening hours

Daylight saving time: Saturday and Sunday
10am to 1pm e 4,30pm to 7pm

Solar time: Saturday and Sunday
10.30am to 12.30am e 3,30pm to 5,30pm

Other days for booking 10 people

Ticket

Free donation

Address

Piazza San Nicola - 81049, San Pietro Infine (CE)

Phone


+39 334 221 9289

website

http://www.comune.sanpietroinfine.ce.it/vivere-il-paese/

Museum spot (1’34”)

Museum short video (4’13”):

Parco della Memoria Storica San Pietro Infine

Ideato e realizzato dalle Officine Rambaldi di Carlo Rambaldi, il museo è stato inaugurato nel 2008.
Si tratta di un percorso che svolgendosi nella penombra degli ambienti di un antico frantoio oleario si snoda attraverso sette allestimenti scenografici e viene arricchito da musiche e suoni riprodotti in quadrifonia.
L’intento è ogni volta quello di coinvolgere emotivamente il visitatore riportandolo indietro nel tempo, in quella che fu la storia di San Pietro Infine e della sua battaglia. Conclude il percorso la proiezione di un filmato estratto da “The battle of San Pietro”.
Primo documentario di guerra per eccellenza, questo docu-film venne girato dall’allora già famoso regista John Huston con la sua troupe di sei militari, in diretta, mentre seguivano le azioni belliche del 143° Reggimento Fanteria della 36ª Divisione “Texas”.
La pellicola documenta le varie fasi per la conquista del paese da parte degli Alleati allo scopo di rendere possibile l’avanzamento delle truppe verso la successiva linea Gustav e di lì verso Roma.

Testo e fotografie: Giuliana Verrillo

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Spot del Museo (1’34”)

Video del Museo (4’13”):

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